Jersey Beat - Issue #61 Winter 1997
By Jim Testa, Editor & Publisher
Suran Song in Stag - Shiny Objects
Just as Suran Song's lovely voice begins to lull you into a false sense of security, her impeccable band's slightly off-kilter rhythms and dissonant, quirky melodies begin to register. Then you listen to the lyrics and realize that all is not as it appears, as Suran's lilting voice starts mentioning how she'd love to be a Sadist with a Capital S and how you don't how to finish anything at work when you can just throw it away. These post-modern popsters, with their pop jangle and lilting tunes, don't just want you to smile and sway they want you to smile and sway and think. As intelligent as it is beguiling, Suran Song in Stag's unique version of the modern all-rock chick band makes pop music that's as subversive as it is seductive.